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Hi Wilson!

I have no desire to sail on this ship, so I am strictly here for your entertaining review. 

The OL pics are GREAT!  Those people are unbelievable and it never stops! 😲

Thanks again for real-life review rather than a commercial/advertisement for NCL.  👍

Have a great cruise!

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1 minute ago, OceanBlueWaters said:

Hi Wilson!

I have no desire to sail on this ship, so I am strictly here for your entertaining review. 

The OL pics are GREAT!  Those people are unbelievable and it never stops! 😲

Thanks again for real-life review rather than a commercial/advertisement for NCL.  👍

Have a great cruise!

Thanks, OceanBlueWaters... Took you long enough to make an appearance:)

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40 minutes ago, sid_9169 said:

Hopefully Greg doesn't find out that I have eleven thousand more views at this point...

 

I guess it's the small pleasures in life.

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6 minutes ago, mark290 said:

 

I guess it's the small pleasures in life.

I need anything I can get after being denied entrance to the Captain's reception... (To be clear, I wasn't invited, but I usually am able to sneak in...) Me and Greg are friendly competitors...

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4 hours ago, sid_9169 said:

That last shot took me awhile to get... I was making my approach, and this guy was watching me like a hawk... I circled around again, and came up behind the guy again, and was able to capture the double couch sleeper photo...

You are so funny!  Thanks for the laughs!

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2 hours ago, blarko said:

What is the “OL”? And why do so many people sleep in it? I have never slept during the day on a cruise....that’s what nighttime is for.

The Observation Lounge (OL) is supposed to be a great space with forward facing windows to enjoy the view.  Unfortunately...

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39 minutes ago, sid_9169 said:

I need anything I can get after being denied entrance to the Captain's reception... (To be clear, I wasn't invited, but I usually am able to sneak in...) Me and Greg are friendly competitors...

 

If it helps you feel any better, you're in the Caribbean and missed a cold windy day in the Peach State.

 

Thoroughly enjoying the live review.  Where are you headed tomorrow?

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13 hours ago, sid_9169 said:

After breakfast, I scouted the OL for nappers and bare feet on the furniture... I found a few sleepers, but there were people nearby, so I didn't photograph them. I did, however get a few covert shots of bare feet up on the new furniture...

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Of course, there are very few people here this early, but I suspect this will reach critical mass by 11:00 am...

I thought I saw a sign in another review that said no bare feet was allowed on the furniture. They had to at least be in socks.

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Wilson~

Shows:  I know you never go to "Shows", but I would love to hear feedback about Kinky Boots.  We all know Choir of Man is not to be missed, but Kinky Boots has like zero reviews thus far.  NCL prided themselves on this Show in their reveal.  Can you help others who may want to cruise on this ship about Kinky Boots? Yeah, "shows" are subjective, but...

 

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I didn't want to drink any more, so I decided to catch the Beatles at the Cavern Club... The show had already started when I arrived, and it was packed... I stood in the crowded doorway for a few minutes, then made my move to somewhere around the outer rim... The only problem was, that no matter where I went, I would be standing in front of someone. I had more than a few angry people complain that I was blocking their views... (To be clear, this wasn't the actual real Beatles, only a cover band) Eventually, I found a spot to stand where at least I wasn't getting yelled at... They played mostly old, old stuff to begin with, but played some well known numbers as well...

 

After a while, I was able to find a spot by the wall, where at least I wasn't blocking anyone. If you squinted your eyes just enough, it was almost like watching the real Beatles. I have no idea where they found a left handed bass player that also looked a lot like Paul McCartney...

 

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28 minutes ago, reeinaz said:

I thought I saw a sign in another review that said no bare feet was allowed on the furniture. They had to at least be in socks.

If there is such a sign, everyone was clearly ignoring it... I'll look tomorrow.

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24 minutes ago, OceanBlueWaters said:

Wilson~

Shows:  I know you never go to "Shows", but I would love to hear feedback about Kinky Boots.  We all know Choir of Man is not to be missed, but Kinky Boots has like zero reviews thus far.  NCL prided themselves on this Show in their reveal.  Can you help others who may want to cruise on this ship about Kinky Boots? Yeah, "shows" are subjective, but...

 

🙂

Sorry, I have no interest in kinky boots or choir of man, whatever that is...

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I knew you couldn't wait for more of this... I was able to reach out and touch it, and it's just some kind of plastic covering over the inner light fixture...

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I just took my first walk through the casino, and dang, it is packed... Now, I don't want to openly criticize people who gamble, but there are so many more fun things to do on the ship that don't involve the possibility of losing hundreds or even thousands of dollars... I know that people do win sometimes, but the reason the entire thing exists is that people lose most of the time...

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5 minutes ago, sid_9169 said:

I just took my first walk through the casino, and dang, it is packed... Now, I don't want to openly criticize people who gamble, but there are so many more fun things to do on the ship that don't involve the possibility of losing hundreds or even thousands of dollars... I know that people do win sometimes, but the reason the entire thing exists is that people lose most of the time...

So True! My husband and I used to gamble every night and missed out on so much! We did get a couple of free cruises out of it, but realized we had more fun not spending all our time there. Of course those free cruises were not free! Thanks so much for your entertaining trip report!

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Let the record show that I made it all the way till eleven o'clock tonight... Thanks to all of you for being here and commenting... And, to the lurkers, please do join in.........

 

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On 12/1/2019 at 3:34 PM, sid_9169 said:

It's a little quiet here on Cruise Critic today... Hopefully, when everyone's back at work tomorrow they'll have time to participate more...

I'll bite, you posted it twice and no one noticed?

Just catching up, because I've been at work, great start to your review. We have sailed NCL twice years ago, the "New" Dawn, and the "New" Jewel. Haven't been back for no apparent reason, we just don't like the giant ships.

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